Increasing access to educational tools in areas and communities with low connectivity or access to technologies
The Learning from the Extremes Open Call for financial support to remote schools aims at addressing inequalities of access to digital education by enhancing inclusion and by reducing the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.
The Learning from the Extremes intervention aims to demonstrate ways on how the digital gap suffered by school communities from remote areas can be reduced by:
- Connecting students: Students will have modern, connected and constructive learning spaces equipped to support engaged, personalised learning.
- Developing teachers: Teachers will have the development, support and resources they need to integrate digital tools within the learning environment.
- Saving time: Support staff will benefit from school management tools that minimise manual tasks and maximise time to focus on teaching and learning.
- Access to digital tools: School communities will have access to digital tools and connectivity for effective communication and collaboration.
- More quality teaching: All staff will be able to partner with our country schools to help close the gap in access to high-quality teaching.
- Professional support: All schools will be able to share teaching excellence with professional support in the classroom, the school and the region.
This call aims to fund the deployment of pilots to allow primary, secondary and vocational schools to benefit from the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap suffered by pupils from areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content. This will be done through a financial support to third parties (school or network of schools) (FSTP) mechanism applying a fair and transparent selection process via open calls. The maximum amount of FSTP, distributed through a grant, is EUR 20.000 per third party (school or network of schools) for the entire action duration but smaller amounts may also be justified. The financial support will be allocated to install the Entry HECC Scenario in all participating schools. 1,200,000Euros will be allocated to about 80 projects involving 100-150 rural schools from 10 EU countries
Eligible countries: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Portugal and Spain.
Deadline: 30 September 2022, at 17.00 (CEST - Brussels time)
Further information: https://learningfromtheextremes.eu/